International Applicants

From Far and Wide

Prince Edward Island invites physicians to explore if their medical credentials meet our local licensure requirements. We have recently welcomed qualified and licensable physicians trained in the following countries:

Australia  •  England  •  Ireland  •  Scotland  •  Northern Ireland • Wales • United States


Internationally Trained Physicians 

We welcome your application if you are an internationally trained physician who has completed your postgraduate residency training from an approved jurisdiction outside of Canada.

Internationally Trained Specialist Physicians

If you are a specialist physician, visit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for an eligibility assessment application. You do not have to live in Canada or hold Canadian citizenship to apply.


Internationally Trained Family Medicine Physicians

For information about qualifying exams, visit the Medical Council of Canada. In most cases, one to two years of independent clinical experience in Canada is required.

If you feel you meet these alternatives, the first step of the process is to submit an application to Prince Edward Island via the Medical Council of Canada’s portal, www.physiciansapply.ca.


Internationally Trained Family Medicine and Specialist Physicians from the USA

Family Medicine and Specialist physicians with active American Board Certification and an Acceptable Alternative to the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) no longer need Canadian Certification. Successful applicants can obtain General Registration without conditions or restrictions.

If you are a Family Medicine or Specialist physician, visit the  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI for more information on licensure pathways.

Obtaining a Medical Licence to Practice on PEI

If you are an internationally trained physician, you must first obtain licensure to practice medicine in Prince Edward Island prior to a formal interview and selection process. Once a licence is granted, and any potential restrictions are known, Health PEI will then determine if you can be considered for employment.

Visit the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Price Edward Island for information related to applying for a licence.

Please note: Observership and volunteer work in Canada does not count towards independent clinical practice experience.

Contact Us

Once you have confirmed your eligibility to work and to be licensed in Prince Edward Island, let’s discuss where you would like to take your career.

Email healthrecruiter@gov.pe.ca or call 902-620-3874.